Meander

Crested Butte

An ultra-scenic intermediate trail at CBMR.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
8.1 km
Ascent
89 m
Descent
317 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
Meander Map

Meander drops off of the Primer trail and traces the far northern edge of Crested Butte Mountain Resort all the way to Gothic Road. Being located so far out on the edge of the resort gives Meander a middle-of-nowhere feeling, even though it’s easy to access.

Description

This intermediate singletrack trail has a few tricky root and rock sections in store, but it is still very attainable for intermediate riders. The free ride to the top on the lift means you’ll have more energy to tackle the few hard parts!

As the trail meanders along the ridge above a deep river valley, you’ll enjoy stunning views of a wild, untrammeled valley directly below you, with stunning mountain peaks marching off into the distance as far as the eye can see. Take advantage of the benches along this route to stop, sit, and soak in the view!

The very end of Meander is a bit of a punch in the gut, as you have to climb steeply to get back up the ridge side and access Gothic Road. Never fear, you’ll make it… one way or another. To get back to the lift, coast down Gothic Road back to CBMR.

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Picturesque
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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